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Old 01-06-2012, 09:31 PM
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"Driving green means not changing your oil until you need to"

Some of you may have already seen this today on Yahoo: "Driving green means not changing your oil until you need to".


California can never be green enough. And one of the "commenters" got it right: this probably would lead to service stations charging more.

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you know with new engines loaded with variable valve timing all controlled by oil through little passages I would stick to the old standby of 3K miles on my engines. I have to admit on my pushrod ls1 I go about 6-7K on synthetic
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Some of you may have already seen this today on Yahoo: "Driving green means not changing your oil until you need to".


California can never be green enough. And one of the "commenters" got it right: this probably would lead to service stations charging more.

No Thanks I already know when to change my oil, you think it is a good idea go ahead and follow the advise.
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Old 01-20-2012, 12:14 PM
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Another example of others controlling what you do and how you behave. Screw that until it's raw. I change the oil in the T-Bucket and London Roadster every 1,000 miles, and the Corvette at 1,500. If there is someone out there who has a problem with that, make my day by coming to my shop and we'll 'discuss' it.
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They who are recommending the extended oil changes for "green" reasons want your car to wear out, so you will buy a new one.

Remember California like to crush old cars.
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204,000 miles on my 97 dodge ram 1500, i changed the oil every 5000 to 7000 miles.
cash for clunkers made me trade it in 09, motor still ran strong, body was rusting off the frame.

09 gmc sierra, 42,000 miles, 6th oil change due next week with 8000 miles on it.
6300 of those were done in 18 days on a trip out west in august. it's just now down a quart.

my hotrod still has the same oil in it from the power tour in june.
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3k mile oil changes in my truck. 6 quarts, once per month give or take. I take the old oil to my local mechanic who burns it in his waste oil furnace, which is an envirogreen brand furnace.
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